Category Archives: Rapid Innovation Unit

Creating an innovation unit or innovation lab to speed up innovation, Open Innovation, Innovation Leadership, Innovation Portfolio, and Digital Transformation


Innovation at SMEs: a story by Benjamin Ott, T3LGROUP

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Benjamin Ott is a young innovator working at T3LGroup, a French SME who has a long tradition of developing new manufacturing processes, and product applications for office products, and shopfitting equipments. Benjamin handles the T-Creative project, a recent TL3Group department … Continue reading


Thinking out of the box with crowdsourcing, a conversation with Sihem Jouini

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Unfair advantage Sihem Jouini is Associate Professor and Director of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship major at HEC ExMBA, and a researcher in organizational design for innovation and creativity. She kindly took part to our Industry and Research conference about crowdinnovation … Continue reading


Romancing the new business model

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As mentioned in the article ‘2017 open-innovation centers‘, innovation units with a focus on new business model are catching interest. Let’s go through a few examples. Innovation units with a business model focus Kamet is a startup studio initiated by … Continue reading


Starting Intrapreneurs Studio at Orange

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Intrapreneurship is about opening the innovation doors to every employee, and build on his resilience to bring an innovative product faster to the market. What have we learned from creating the Intrapreneurs Studio at Orange? Surely that’s intrapreneurship is not only about innovation, but also about human development. Continue reading


2017 Open-Innovation Centers: multifaceted, and new-business-models oriented

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While 2016 saw innovation centers, intrapreneurship programs, corporate startups accelerators, and corporate FabLabs blossom, I expect 2017 to see the rise of a new kind of open-innovation centers: they will be multifaceted, and oriented toward the shape of new business … Continue reading


Agile Intrapreneurship at LabCovéa, by Philippe Lebeaupin

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Philippe Lebeaupin is Innovation Coach at Lab Covea, and one of the founders of this incubator for intrapreneurs. He explains the way he coaches intrapreneurs’ projects, sharing some exciting business pivots along the way! Continue reading


The Social Media Lab from Belgium, with François Lambotte

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François Lambotte, PhD in Management Science, professor, and deputy dean of ESPO (University in economical, scoial, political, and communication sciences) is heading the UCL Social Media Lab. UCL means Catholic University of Louvain, a great city near Brussels in Belgium. But what does Social Media Lab encompass? François tells us more about it. Continue reading